UNH Women's Swimming Defeats URI, 190-103

The Wildcat women stay perfect on the season at 8-0

Brittany Daly

KINGSTON R.I. -- The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team continued their unbeaten season Saturday by winning 15 of 16 events and dismantling the University of Rhode Island by a score of 190-103.

The Wildcats (8-0) turned in many strong performances, led by triple individual winner Brittany Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.). Daly won the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 11 minutes, .22 seconds. She also took first in the 200 free (1:59.15) and the 500 free (5:18.17).

UNH continued their dominance by setting a URI pool record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:48.48. The record-setting performance was turned in by Melissa Lague (Salem N.H.), Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.), Christine Tartaglia (Brewster, N.Y.) and Catie McDonough (Denville, N.J.).

In addition to the relay, Lague had two individual wins in the 100 backstroke (58.06) and the 200 back (2:04.89). McDonough also picked up two wins, taking the 50 free (25.28) and the 100 free (54.80). Petchonka had one individual first-place finish, winning the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.46.

Not to be outdone, Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) added two wins of her own. She took first place in the 100 breaststroke by clocking in at 1:06.94 and in the 200 breast with a time of 2:24.83.

Kary Goodman (S. Windham, Maine) also contributed to the win with a first-place swim in the 200 fly.

Diver Shana Dege (Lockport, N.Y.) finished first from the 3-meter height with a score of 201.00. She also finished a close second in the 1-meter dive, scoring 194.47.

The UNH women return to action Saturday, Jan. 29 as they visit Vermont.

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